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Tuvalu Island To Be Abandoned

"The leaders of Tuvalu--a tiny island country in the Pacific Ocean midway between Hawaii and Australia--have conceded defeat in their battle with the rising sea, announcing that they will abandon their homeland. After being rebuffed by Australia, the Tuvaluans asked New Zealand to accept its 11,000 citizens, but it has not agreed to do so." (Excerpt from "RISING SEA LEVEL FORCING EVACUATION OF ISLAND COUNTRY" by Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute 2001)

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